Bhava |bah va| noun
1 the deepest feeling from your heart that inspires what you love to do.
2 a special place in Albuquerque, NM where magic seemingly happens.
3 a place for finding inspiration, connection and for feeling good.
Bhava Yoga Studio’s vision is to provide the greater Albuquerque area with a vibrant center for practicing and studying yoga. As a Yoga Alliance registered school, Bhava trains and certifies highly skilled and passionate teachers, who in turn guide students to feel better, smile more and connect with others wanting to cultivate a truly radiant life. We welcome you to join us in this uplifting practice, and in doing so, transform the world around us, one yogi at a time.
Bea Doyle has a gift for helping her students’ feel better than they have in years. Her clear and encouraging teaching style allows even those new to yoga feel supported and motivated. Her love for teaching is demonstrated in her warm, caring and approachable nature. Bea has been teaching yoga since 2000, was Anusara certified in 2004 and founded Bhava Yoga Studio in 2006. She offers public yoga classes, private instruction, teacher trainings, workshops and retreats. As a trained yoga therapist, she finds great joy in helping students become pain-free, often witnessing lingering limitation and discomfort dissolve. Always a student herself, Bea continually seeks to expand her boundaries and knowledge of the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga.
As a dancer, exploring the potential of human movement and expression have always intrigued and informed Angie. Her drive to practice, study and teach yoga has led her to honing in on the heart and all that is life affirming, and she feels deep gratitude for all of her teachers. She brings to her teaching extensive experience with bio-mechanics and somatics having studied Pilates, the Feldenkrais method, and the Alexander technique. Angie has studied yoga with luminaries: Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, Tias Little, Jill Miller and Bea Doyle. She is totally thrilled about teaching in the Albuquerque kula!
Katja believes movement and Yoga are a powerful way to access our own inner wisdom, and connect to ourselves and our world more fully. She has advanced certification in Hatha style yoga and has studied African and Latin dance. Katja is also certified to teach children’s and teen yoga, and has worked with children of all ages, as well as at-risk youth. Practicing Yoga for 15 years and teaching since 2009, Katja is deeply grateful to her teachers, and seeks to always be a student. In her classes she encourages students to voice any questions and to listen to their body’s own wisdom above all else.
Liz began practicing yoga in 2007 and it quickly became more than exercise for her. She finds yoga’s practice and philosophy to be empowering and inspiring, and today it is an integral part of her daily life. In 2010 Liz completed her teacher training program at Sani Yoga studio and has been teaching in various locations in Albuquerque since then. In her Vinyasa style classes she incorporates yoga’s philosophy to help students connect mind and body. Liz is honored, enthusiastic and eager to help her students on their journey with yoga.
Lori is passionate about yoga. She completed her first 200 hour teacher training in 2008. In 2011, she completed her second 200 hour Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training at Bhava. Lori enjoys teaching all styles of yoga including flow, vinyasa, restorative, yin and yoga in chairs. Yoga has been transformational in Lori’s life and as she seeks a greater understanding of herself and this life experience. It gives her great pleasure to guide others to explore themselves more deeply on the mat and in their lives. Lori’s teaching is constantly growing, changing and evolving as she is inspired everyday from so many dynamic sources. Lori honors all her teachers, both off and on the mat.
Marisol has a dance background and 20 years experience as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. She began practicing yoga in 2002 after looking for a way to understand and create a true mind-body connection. She has practiced Ashtanga, Anusara and other forms of hatha yoga, and in 2010 completed the Anusara Yoga Immersion at Bhava. She brings enthusiasm and a sense of humor to her yoga classes, creating an atmosphere that helps students try something new. To Marisol, beyond exercise, yoga is a vehicle for realizing an incredible life that is satisfying and surprising.
Mikhayla Harrell is a Yogi, a Teacher, an Artist, and a world traveler with a life long passion for discovery, creativity and healing. She has over ten years experience teaching Yoga both in New Mexico and Internationally. She has trained extensively through the Astanga and Anusara systems and has learned from some incredible pillars in both communities. Mikhayla loves the science of Yoga as a means for self-awareness and service to others. In her classes she strives to integrate a dynamic and challenging Asana practice with the teachings of non-dual Tantra, and a playful exploration of the self. Mikhayla is certified through Yoga Alliance with a 500 E-RYT status in addition to being an Anusara Inspired teacher.
Pamela Hong has been studying and practicing various styles of yoga since 1993, and teaching since 2002. Her flow-based classes are infused with imaginative sequencing, blending fluid movement with precise postural alignment and spacious breathing. Students are encouraged to journey through their practice with compassion, attention, enthusiasm and grace. Pam has completed Levels I-III teacher training with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga/Santa Fe and has studied with Richard Freeman, Linda Spackman and Manju Jois.
Rae’s yoga practice began in-utero with her mother’s daily practice during her pregnancy. Today she sees her yoga practice as a vehicle for living an authentic life, and aims to awaken that sense of authenticity in her students. Her classes are rooted in proper alignment while still being playful and fun. During a recent six-month bicycle tour crossing the US and Canada, she taught donation based yoga classes and studied sustainable urban agriculture. Rae completed her teacher training at Bhava in 2009 and is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. She is infinitely grateful to her teacher, Bea Doyle, and to the Bhava Kula for uplifting and supporting her.
Sarah began a regular asana practice in 2003. She is deeply moved by the power of asana and strongly believes it as a means to connect with Spirit and fine-tune the senses. Sarah is honored to share her enthusiasm for yoga. Her classes will keep you moving and exploring the body in hopefully new ways, and are infused with key alignment principles. She has learned from many great teachers including Christina Sell, her teachers at Dharma Yoga in Austin, Shiva Rae, Ana Forrest, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ross Rayburn, and continues to learn so much from Bea Doyle, whom she completed a 200hr. teacher training with in 2010. She became Anusara-inspired in 2012.
Tim has taught private and group classes since 2004. His classes focus on helping students to have their own deep experience in a safe and sacred space. He began his yoga training in 2000 with Tias Little in the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar traditions, and has completed the first three levels of Prajna Yoga teacher training. In addition, he has also studied the chanting and philosophy of the Yoga Sutras with Sonia Nelson at the Vedic Chant Center. Tim is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has completed the first year of study at the Ayurvedic Institute. In September of 2010, he completed a month-long training, “The Heart of Yoga,” at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India.